Teens in grades 6-12 can join us on the 2nd Thrusday of the month to discuss, watch trailers and have fun with manga, anime and graphic novels. We kick it off on Thursday, September 10 at 4 p.m. in the Main Library's Meeting Room B. Register though our online program calendar.
Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio
Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla, patrons now have access to thousands of titles in video, music, and audiobook formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Learn more about Hoopla, check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
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Come to the Lane Road Library on Saturday, September 5 any time between 2-4 p.m. to make yarn mobiles, pom poms and yarn bombs patterns to decorate community art spaces at the UA Labor Day Arts Festival. Open to crafters of all ages and skill levels while supplies last.
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The UA Library is creating a three-year plan and we want to hear from you! Register for one of our public focus groups and share your thoughts on what we're doing right, what we could improve, and how we can benefit the entire UA community. Sessions will be held on Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.; Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m.; and Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. We're looking for adults, both library users and nonusers. Come ready to talk at this session led by a trained moderator. Light refreshments will be served. Click the “Events & Programs” tab at the top of this page to access our program calendar and register.
Created especially for Upper Arlington High School students by the reference librarians, the UAHS Student Portal is where to find links to online resources perfect for school research papers and projects.
The librarians narrowed down our extensive list of online resources and organized them by categories relevant to high school students, such as Literature and Language, Science and Math, College Prep, and more.
Easily discover databases and eBooks with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, professional journals and other sources appropriate for school work. Many of these resources even tell you how to cite what you found! Best of all, they are all available any time of day.
You will need your UA library card number and PIN to access the valuable resources found through the UAHS Student Portal. And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, text, email, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.
For younger kids, check out the library's list of Homework Resources for you!
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The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
What were the girls of Atomic City working on? Thousands of young women seeking jobs poured into the newly built industrial complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. They were sworn to secrecy about their new lives at Oak Ridge. All they knew was they were working with a product called tubealloy that was part of the “Project” to build the “Gadget”. It was all classified but everyone was happy because they had work and were being well paid.
Then on August 6, 1945, the Oak Ridge workers learned what their efforts had wrought: the explosion of the “Gadget”—the first atomic bomb. Detonated over Japan to end World War II, the “Gadget” announced to the world that the Atomic Age had arrived. Fans of World War II will enjoy this book about the young women who helped the war effort by working to develop the first atomic bomb.